Board of Directors

Brian HowlettChairman Dr Philip AggChief Executive David MarsonChief Finance Officer

Brian Howlett


Brian is an international business leader with recognised success in commercialising medical device technology within leading international corporations and early stage ventures. As CEO of Lombard Medical, he participated in an IPO, raising more than £49 million to fund development from R&D to international revenue generation. He is now utilising this experience in a portfolio of non-executive directorships and business consultancy roles.

Dr Philip Agg

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive Officer, Philip is focused on further expanding Accentus Medical’s business through the development and commercial supply of the company’s innovative surface technologies to the global orthopaedic and medical device manufacturing industry. He has over 20 years’ senior management experience, within the medical device market, and previously leading multi-million pound international service businesses operating within a range of sectors including nuclear, oil & gas, chemical, transportation and defence markets.

As a co-founder of Accentus Medical, Philip has, since his appointment as Chief Executive in 2003, played a pivotal role in providing the vision, drive and leadership in developing the business from start-up to its current strong commercialisation platform. He has a Master’s Degree and PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Warwick Business School, and became a Chartered Director in 2007.

David Marson

Chief Finance Officer

David has an extensive track record in the financial and operational management of small- and medium-sized technology based businesses, having worked at AEA Technology plc where he held various senior roles as a divisional General Manager and as divisional Finance Director. In this period he was instrumental in the spin-out of a number of successful ventures, including Forensic Alliance Ltd, now a part of LGC Forensics, and Synexus Ltd, the clinical trials patient recruitment organisation. He also held a number of Non-Executive Directorships, including Benitec Ltd, a bio-technology start-up company now listed on ASX. Since 2006 he has provided finance director and other financial management services to listed and unlisted companies in various high technology sectors. He is also Finance Director and Company Secretary of AFC Energy Plc, an AIM listed developer of hydrogen fuel cell systems.

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